A GALLERY of familiar faces were ready to bid at the Mount Pleasant market last week, with prices hitting a top of $2500 in the steers and $244 for lambs.
Nutrien Mount Pleasant livestock agent David Schultz said regular buyers were competitive during the sale, with lamb prices almost on par with the market's previous sale day.
"Quality is still up there and buyers are seeing that," he said.
"Lambs probably weren't as heavy as what we saw last fortnight, but there was still strong demand and only a small dip in prices."
Although the cattle yarding was on the small side, Mr Schultz said he expected numbers to rise at coming sales.
"We had our special cattle sale only a few weeks ago - numbers have been down slightly because of that," he said.
"But there won't be another, so we expect things will start to pick up again.
"Prices at Mount Pleasant in the cattle and the sheep are pretty bang on what everyone's getting across the board, so we're happy with that."
N&C Semmler, Flaxman Valley, sold 18 lambs to $224 a head, and a further 12 head for $204.
Meanwhile, JOJAZ Pastoral, Mount Pleasant, sold 31 lambs to $215, with a pen of 14 lambs from Semmler Bros, Lyndoch, selling for $200.
In the hoggets, a pen of 13 from KA McGorman, Mount Pleasant, sold for $163, with another 11 from the vendor knocked down at $125.
Baker FC&KF, Murray Bridge, sold one for $215.
Five wethers from L&M Schwarz, Monarto South, sold at $132, while a total of seven across two pens from RJ&KF Zadow, Tailem Bend, sold for $120.
Lowe K & Ince Melissa, Nairne, sold 11 ewes for $160 per head, while Andrew McEwin sold one at $140.
Also selling at $140 were a pen of 12 from Edcoda Pty Ltd, Black Hill, and a pen of five from Keywen Farms, Angaston.
Three sperate Angus steers from D&M&C Schultz, Cambrai, sold at $2500 each, while an Angus-cross from MC&SE Loechel, Nildottie, was knocked down at $2420.
A&K Scott, Waikerie, offered one Murray Grey heifer which sold at $2200, with a pen of four Limousin heifers from GC&DC Watts, Nairne, selling for the same price.
A pen of seven Angus/Holstein-cross bobby calves from DR JM&MJ Koch, Lyndoch, were also offered, selling at $300 per head.
The next Mount Pleasant sale will be held on March 24.
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